PANDORA 3DS Flashcart setup help kernel

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  1. Noob2Flash
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    Can anyone please help me with setting up a flashcart / flashcard / micro sdhc card for nintendo ds lite?
    I am new to all this but have been researching as much as i can over the weekend and from what i can work out is i have to download a kernel for it from the website listed on the sticker of the cart, but when i go to the site and click on any of the download links it redirects you and says the page no longer exists.I have spent the weekend googling and chasing its kernel over the web, (even to pages where its in chinese writing and i have to use google translator to read them!),pasting the names of the downloads i need in the search engine (like Pandora 3DS Ver2.0.0-2J\2.0.0-2E\2.0.0-2U and PAUpdate3D_2_0_0_2x_v300.nds ) but the only thing i could track down after houes of looking is the basic kernel (I believe) but it only contains Some of the files it should have ( a setup guide said it should it should also contain PAUpdate3D_2_0_0_2x_v300.nds which the one i found does not have ).I tried to setup a blank 8gb Scandisk ultra sdhc card by formatting it as recommended and then pasted the files in the kernel to the root of the sdhc with a couple of test games in a game file but when i plug it into the cart and ds it still has the game logo but still goes to the same black screen with no change at all.
    I only just got this cart last week on eBay and it came all setup and loaded with 200+ ds games and a heap of nes and gameboy games which it was able to play.It worked fine for a day then while i had my ds lite charging i decided to take the sdhc card out and plug it into a sd card adapter and see if i could add some more ds roms to it but it seemed to get jammed not quiete all the way in in the crappy adapter and then i had a hard time getting it out again without actually plugging it in to the computer.when i put it back into the ds and went to play a game the main games logo appears but when you press A or touch it both the screens go completely black and just freezes like that.

    the carts details are as follows
    it is listed as a pandora-3ds or pandora 3ds R4 flashcart
    the cart is white or slightly grey and the sticker has PANDORA3DSi v4.0 with mario flying off a blue 3ds and at the bottom of it is the website www.pandora-ds.com
    when you turn the ds on the games logo is asian writing at the top and says konami digital entertainment at the bottom and to the left is a picture of a anime/rpg game girls face with what looks like a red upside down Q above her.In all my hours of searching i have come across peoples blogs on the same game logo but with different r4 cards.I have tried installing other kernels since that people recommended for other cards with the same logo like WOOD and R4 GOLD but they still do nothing when plugged in, just the games logo then the blank screens.
    is it possible to corrupt the r4 card by trying other kernels?
    it still appears to load the logo ok every time so i assume its te setup of the sdhc card.
    do you have to initialize the kernel or kickstart the firmware once its on there or should it simply be download the kernels main files to the root menu of your sdhc then plug in and play?


    This has been driving me crazy and if i hadnt spent $90 i wouldnt be trying so hard to get it going and would just throw it out!
    I know i have done a half rant and half questionnaire but is there someone that can please help me with this?wether its an amazing rare link to the firmware i need or even some information about setting up this particular flashcart.
    is it possible theres an alternative firmware?
    anyone got this cart?
     
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    hooray! the eBay seller sent me a link and it has the rare firmware I was after!
    Working perfectly now!
    if anyone has the same problem with this cart I can help out now!
     
  4. dannyboy2

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    @Noob2Flash hey i'm having the same problem, could you please send me link to the firmware?
     
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    Seriously? Just google it, the official website still is avaible but it's not allowed to link it here because they host illegal ROMs on their site.
     
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    @Noob2Flash Hey Man, Could you please send me the files too
     
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    @Noob2Flash Please send me the 3ds update file too please!! I've been looking everywhere for them....